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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:05 am 
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i am gonna try to show my technique for buildin wheels...it takes some time but sure forms a great tire

the first thing i do is cut the sides and the tread apart

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then i glue the ends of the tread together

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then using a divider...i measure and cut some strips the same width as the treads....if they are short pieces,i glue them end to end to make them longer...next i roll the over the edge of my workbench and create a tight roll

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the next thing is to put the rolled strips into the glued up wheel.

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if you work it just right...by workin the strip backwards inside the tread you should have the strips against the inside of the tread....at this point i glue the inside loose end of the strip...this should give a nice round wheel...if not , use another strip or two until u do...then i glue one side of the wheel to the tread.....then flip the wheel over




now i take another strip and wind it up tight as it will fit in the center of my wheel....this makes for a very solid wheel to work with.....


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i hope this helps some one..... :D :D :D :D

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Cool technique, and I do something very similar.

Instead of two separate inserts, I just do one large solid spiral.

I am curious though- how did you get the nice "bulge" for the sides of the tires??

That's a nifty trick I'd like to know the secret of...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:45 am 
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its just the print..the sides are flat......i see what you are seeing....it does look good...but it is just the way its printed.... :D

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:03 am 
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Wow! Fooled me pretty good.

I was thinking maybe you had some sort of plastic clothes button, like maybe from an overcoat, that you used to somehow "emboss" the curve.

Still can't believe it's just the print!

I forgot to mention that I also use a Sharpie marker to blacken the white edges on the side pieces. Makes for a nicer appearance I think...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:11 pm 
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yep...i forgot to mention that...good point
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Where did that wheel come from anyway? Is it off a FG model?

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I believe it's off the B-24. I used this "Possm Method" on the Gloster. It works great!


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willygoat wrote:
It works great!

Yeah I know, I used it on my Gloster too :D.

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 6:52 pm 
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[quote="MOCR"]Cool technique, and I do something very similar.

Instead of two separate inserts, I just do one large solid spiral.

it really depends on how large the wheel is.......the longer the inserts the better....and this really works great on smaller wheels....u can just about fill in the whole thing..... :D :D

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